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questions about "new server"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ljwhite, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. ljwhite

    ljwhite Well-Known Member

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    We plan to cancle our old server and buy a new server. But I got some questions:

    this is our current system info:
    Linux server1.mydomain.com 2.6.10-HN-2.1-P4 #1 SMP Thu Feb 10 11:39:28 EST 2005 i686
    this is our whm/cpanel info:
    WHM 10.8.0 cPanel 10.9.0-S65
    Fedora i686 - WHM X v3.1.0

    My questions are:
    1. I’m about to sign up for a new server from dedicatednow.com. Which OS choice should I select on https://www.dedicatednow.com/cart.php?pack_id=190&price_id=350&action=add?
    2. When ordering, should I name the new server just server1.mydomain.com like the current one is called?
    3. I’m thinking of going with the FTP backup method. They charge $5 per 10GB per month for this service. This seems better than the second HDD option. Any suggestion about this?
    4. They offer custom HDD partitioning. what is this for? shall i order this?
    5. The hosting company told me that cpanel has some problems with 64-bit support. So, they recommend we stick with a 32 bit version of Linux. They recommend Centos 4.2. Is this ok? Since we used fedora before.
    6. I may use WHM to transfer all of our accounts from old server to new server. Is there any thing that I should pay attention?

    Sorry to ask so many questions since I am not fimiliar with these issues. Many thanks in advance!
     
  2. HelloAdam

    HelloAdam Well-Known Member

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    1) The link you gave us is dead. But I would recommend CentOS 4.x

    2) Its up to you, just keep in mind if you are going to be using both servers you will only be able to see on on the internet using that hostname. I would suggest that you use a different hostname.

    3) FTP backups are slow. You might want to look into getting SSH access when transfering backups as SSH you only type a few words and your done. (Unless your are using the FTP backups with the cPanel/WHM bacup script then your good to go.)

    4) You can use custom HDD partitioning if you want. I know when I order a server from my datacenter they do a standard setup to where they partition the drive to have such big of a swap/cache size and so on...

    5) Thats fine, I would want to use 64bit, however I think your host is right. Also as going back to question 1, I recommend using CentOS 4.x (4.4 is the newst one)

    6) I made a post for this about a few days ago, here is the link.
    http://forums.cpanel.net/showthread.php?t=60292
    (Second post down)

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    From,
    Adam :)
     
  3. ljwhite

    ljwhite Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your detailed info.
     
  4. HelloAdam

    HelloAdam Well-Known Member

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    No problem... :)


    From,
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